Lock her up and let him out: Trump’s approach to justice

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

President Trump commuted the sentence of 63-year-old Alice Johnson after meeting with Kim Kardashian, adding to the list of pardons and commuted sentences for controversial criminals such as Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby and Dinesh D'Souza.

Why it matters: Trump's decisions on whether someone deserves to be jailed or released from prison are based on anything from unexpressed gratitude to celebrity advocacy.